Advent

The four weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. As members of St Paul’s parish community, we let the Advent themes of waiting, preparation, light in the darkness, and the coming of the promised Messiah speak to our hearts and prayers at this special time.

St Paul’s parish activities 2021

Up to date details of Advent activities will be in each St Paul’s parish weekend newsletter -> Recent Posts.

Our coming home invitation:

The activities and events listed below are available as a poster -> Advent 2021 Flyer

Advent marks the start of the Church’s year and, at St Pauls, we continue to come back together as a parish community following the difficult times of the pandemic. In particular, this Advent we are focusing on inviting families back into the heart of our Sunday celebrations.

A special invitation goes out to all families to join in the Advent Masses and activities. Each week a family will be asked to light the Advent wreath on behalf of the whole congregation at the start of Mass.

These events are for everyone in our parish community.

Advent 1 Sunday 28th November, 10am 

Jesse Tree Decorations: available on the pews for children to colour (colouring pens available / feel free to bring your own). These will be collected for hanging on the Jesse Tree in church.

After Mass: Please join us for Tea & Coffee after Mass.

The Travelling Crib,will be collected by the first family ready to start its journey around school and parish families. (More details to follow).

Advent 2 Sunday 5th December, 10am ADVENT capital letters

  • Printed capital letters relating to Advent sayings will be in the pews ready to colour, these will be displayed as banners on the side walls of church. (Colouring pens available / feel free to bring your own).

Advent 3 Sunday 12th December, 10am Toy Sunday

  • Children are invited to bring a toy to church (unwrapped please) for giving to children who may otherwise not receive a Christmas present at all. All toys will be collected at Mass and later distributed to a local children’s charity.
  • The Parish Christmas events card will be available mid Decmber following the school design competition. Please take one for people you know who are elderly or housebound.
  • Advent Service of Reconciliation: Father Peter Burke invites everyone to join him on Tuesday December 14th at 7pm in church

Advent 4 Sunday 19th Dec, 10am

  • Family Celebration of Christingle with tea and coffee after Mass in church. Join us for an Advent journey to Christmas.

We look forward to welcoming you back!

St Alban’s parish activities 2021

See the home page at St Alban’s and the parish calendar St Alban’s Calendar. 

Archive

2017

In our Forgiveness Service in 2017 we came together to think about, “Who are we?”
Jesus, the Light of the World, lived on earth, fully human as we are, to guide us on our journey of life, showing us how to live. As Baptised members of God’s family how do we live out our faith following in the footsteps of Jesus? As we journey together how do we light up the way for others? Join us in our examination on conscience, prepared by Jacqui Feely. Click here ->

Advent reflections: Click below

-> Meditation – Light of Christ 2017 v3

-> Examination of conscience, Who am I

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